Princess Diana’s friend shares details of last phone call before her tragic death

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Princess Diana’s friend has recalled details of the last phone call she made before her heartbreaking death.

Journalist Richard Kay, a firm friend of the late Princess of Wales, revealed that police told him he was the last person she called on the tragic night in 1997, as he opened up about how she seemed to be in a “good place” and looking to the future.

Speaking as part of the upcoming ITV documentary, Diana, Richard also says that she was desperately looking forward to coming home so that she could be reunited with her young sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

In a particularly emotional segment of the one-off film, which marks what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday, Richard recalled: “I spoke to her that night. [The] police said that the last call she made was to me.”

Richard then went on to say that he thinks Diana was trying to embrace a new chapter of her life, one where she planned to slightly change direction.

He continued: “I felt that she was in quite a good place. She was desperate to try and make a fresh start and do something different, to explore a different kind of Royalty.”

And, referring to her young sons William and Harry, Richard concluded: “And she wanted to come back and see her boys.”

Elsewhere in the 90-minute film, which will air next Thursday 24th on ITV, Richard examines Diana’s relationship with Hasnat Khan, and how he and the rest of the world mourned the late Royal.

Richard explained: “It was an incredibly hot week in September and the flowers banked up. There was this incredible fragrance.”

He continued: “Hasnat Khan and I went and looked at the flowers together over several nights. I mean, it was desperately sad.”

Meanwhile, other people who were close to Diana throughout her incredible life, including her cousin Diana Macfarlane and astrologer Debbie Frank, share their memories of the woman behind the headlines.

As well as the never-heard-before testimonies, the programme also features rarely seen archive footage, photos and letters.

At the time the show was announced, Executive Producer, David Glover, said it would capture Diana’s magical spirit and lasting legacy.

He explained: “There is something a bit magical about Princess Diana – and despite the difficulties in her personal life she managed to use her connection with people to do huge amounts of good.

“Her 60th birthday feels like the perfect time to re-examine her life and legacy and explore just how she went from a relatively unknown teenager to the most mourned person who ever lived.”

Diana airs Thursday 24th June at 9pm on ITV

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